Reflo Lapter Hoody Review

In this Reflo Lapter hoody review, we highlight the pros and cons of the relaxed design

Reflo Lapter Hoody Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

If you enjoy wearing a hoody when you play golf, be sure to check out Reflo's offering. There’s a lot to like about the brand’s best selling hoody, not least its super comfortable feel and athletic looks.

Reasons to buy
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    Suitable for wear on and off the golf course

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    Relaxed design

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    Both lightweight and warm

Reasons to avoid
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    Pocket is not very secure

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Reflo clothing is made from advanced technical fabrics woven from recycled plastic. The fabrics it creates adhere to multiple sustainability certifications including Global Recycled Standard, Bluesign, Oetko-Tex and U Trust. Reflo says its aim is to drive positive impact in the world we live and to make sustainable choices simple for everyone.

It feels good to buy a Reflo product; you’re told a tree gets planted because of your purchase - and if you scan a QR code, another one goes into the ground. But how does it feel when you’re playing golf?

We tested its best selling product - the Lapter Hoody - and we were impressed. In fact, it could be one for our best golf hoodies collection. True, not everyone is a fan of hoodies on the golf course, but for those who are, here’s one we think you’re really going to like…

Reflo Lapter Hoody Review

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How tall am I/what is my build?
Approximately 6ft 1in. Slim build.

What do I normally wear – does it come up big/small?
Medium for polo shirts, jackets and mid layers will normally fit perfectly.

How did it fit/feel/perform?
Hoodies are designed to feel comfortable and easy to wear, and Reflo’s Lapter hoody is no different. The stretchy fabric feels soft and smooth, and is perfectly fine to play golf in. At no point did I feel like my swing was restricted. 

It provides a good amount of warmth, too. On a February morning out on the links, it kept out the chilly conditions. There was a need for a base layer plus a polo shirt, but with those three layers, there was no feeling as though the swing was being impeded - and much of that is down to its lightweight feel.

Reflo Lapter Hoody Review

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Any extra details we noticed?
The red tips on the drawstring cords provide a hint of colour, which looks really smart on all three hoodies in the range - the black, the grey and the navy. Meanwhile, the embossed Reflo logo on the left chest also looks really stylish. You might say the material has a shiny appearance, which is no bad thing. If anything, it gives this hoody more of a distinct look.

There’s just the one pocket that you can slip your hands into on a cold day and they’ll meet in the middle. It’s useful for a couple of hand warmers, but you’d really want to keep your scorecard or any valuables in a zippered pocket.

Reflo Lapter Hoody Review

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Can you wear it off the course?
Yes. In fact, you’ll struggle not to, as it’s so easy to wear around the house and when you go out for a walk/run. It has breathable qualities, so if you’re a gym goer, it’s likely to get plenty of use.

How does it come out of the wash/do you need to iron it?
Machine wash cold. Tumble drying is not necessary. Reflo is designed for fast and effective air drying, keeping energy costs - and carbon footprints - down. You can iron this garment on low but, again, you may find it's not required. 

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Michael Weston
Contributing editor

Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.